- Jul 24, 2018
Mtawala huyo wa muda mrefu zaidi duniani amechaguliwa tena kwa kupata 95% ya Kura huku chama chake kikishinda viti vyote Bungeni.
Imeripotiwa kuwa Upinzani wa Kisiasa dhidi yake umekuwa ukibanwa na Dola, pamoja na kuripotiwa ukandamizaji wa Vyombo vya Habari ambavyo vinamilikiwa na Serikali na vinvyodhibitiwa na Washirika wake.
Nchi hiyo yenye takriban watu milioni 1.5 imekuwa na Marais wawili pekee tangu ipate Uhuru mwaka 1968, na Nguema amekuwa akishinda Urais kwa zaidi ya 90% kwenye Chaguzi zote.
Equatorial Guinea's president — world's longest-standing ruler — has been re-elected with 95 per cent of the vote and his party has won all seats in parliament, according to his son, who is the country's vice-president.
Reuters reported that it was not able to verify the claim, which was tweeted by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, that Teodoro Obiang Nguema had extended his 43-year rule with a landslide victory in the November 20 elections.
A win would give Mr Obiang, 80, a sixth term in office in the West African nation, cementing his place as the world's longest-standing ruler. "The definitive results prove us right again," the vice-president tweeted. "We continue to prove to be a great political party!"
Mr Obiang's ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) and coalition won the full 55 seats in the Senate and the 100 seats in the lower house, known as the Chamber of Deputies. The president can now appoint the remaining 15 senate seats, his son said.
The country of about 1.5 million people has only had two presidents since independence from Spain in 1968. Mr Obiang ousted his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a coup in 1979. He has always been elected with more than 90 per cent of the vote in polls that international observers have questioned.
The armored Rolls-Royce and Michael Jackson's glove
Critics say Mr Obiang has rigged elections and done little to drag the country out of poverty despite great personal wealth. Rights groups accuse him of muzzling dissent and cracking down on rivals.
Protests are mostly forbidden, media is heavily controlled, and political opponents are often arrested and tortured, they say. His son, who observers see as a potential successor, was convicted for embezzlement by a French court in 2020.
Assets that foreign powers say he bought with ill-gotten gains include a crystal-covered glove worn by Michael Jackson, an armored Rolls-Royce limousine, and a yacht.
Father and son have denied wrongdoing.